Derry, New Hampshire (CNN) – Remember John Edwards' $400 haircut and John McCain's $520 Salvatore Ferragamo shoes from the 2008 presidential race?
Those petty extravagances may have been minor news items revealed during presidential campaigns, but they offered a glimpse into the psyche of both the electorate and the candidate.
So now, could Newt Gingrich's revolving charge account at luxury jeweler Tiffany & Co. – whose balance was between $250,001 and $500,000 in 2005 and 2006 - become the next political tidbit that angers the mighty electorate?
Gingrich doesn't think so. The Republican presidential candidate spoke with reporters after holding a town hall discussion with voters in Derry, New Hampshire, on Wednesday.
"I feel like you are far more fascinated with that than most Americans," Gingrich told reporters. "Normal Americans actually ask about jobs, they ask about energy – they ask about all sorts of things that affect their lives."
Gingrich's big-dollar revolving account with Tiffany & Co. could provide for some water cooler conversation, though.
As some wonder what items were bought to rack up the tab, the jeweler has released a statement providing some clarity.
"Tiffany & Co. offers two forms of credit. The first is a Tiffany revolving credit card agreement with state-specific interest rates," the statement said.
The statement continued: "The second is a Tiffany Time Account. To meet competitive conditions, Tiffany makes Time Accounts available to revolving credit card customers who wish to purchase engagement rings over $1,000 or other merchandise valued over $5,000. On a transactional basis, this program offers interest-free borrowing for up to one year for credit-worthy Tiffany customers."
"All customer information is confidentially held at Tiffany & Co. With the permission of Speaker Gingrich, we can confirm that his Tiffany Time Account has a zero balance and that all payments were made in a timely manner."
Gingrich remains mum about what exactly was purchased at Tiffany. "It's my private life," the former House Speaker told CBS News on Sunday.
"All I'm telling you is we are very frugal, we in fact live within our budget, we owe nothing," Gingrich said on CBS' "Face the Nation," referring to himself and his wife. "As a private citizen whose done well I think I'm allowed to pick and choose what I prefer doing."
The revolving charge account was recently discovered from financial disclosure forms pertaining to when Gingrich's wife Callista was an employee for the House Agriculture Committee on Capitol Hill.
–CNN's Gabriella Schwarz contributed to this report
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